By Navneet Grewal (Click here to view the entire PDF) “As Rents Outrun Pay, California Families Live on a Knife’s Edge.”1 “California Home to 91 Of America's 100 Most Expensive Zip Codes.”2 “How do we solve our housing crisis in California?”3 The headlines have become too many to count. As the state’s own Supreme Court declared several years ago, California’s housing crisis … [Read more...] about “Infusing Race Equity Into State Legislation: Report from California” by Navneet Grewal (Sept-Dec 2019 P&R Issue)
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By Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, Martha Cecilia Bottia, Katherine Rainey, Melissa Dancy, Stephanie Moller, DeeDee Allen & Jason Giersch (Click here to view the entire PDF) The research described in this essay was made possible through grants to the authors from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material … [Read more...] about “The Roots of Race, Class, and Gender Disparities in College STEM Outcomes in North Carolina” by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson et al (Sept-Dec 2019 P&R Issue)
By Fred Freiberg (Click here to view the entire PDF) In 1976, I began working as a community organizer for a Milwaukee neighborhood organization, the Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA). Two significant events occurred just prior to my being offered this position. First, in 1975 a federal court ruled that a key provision in the Wisconsin Open Housing Law prohibiting … [Read more...] about “Prove It!” by Fred Freiberg (Sept-Dec 2019 P&R Issue)
By Kelly L. Patterson & Robert Mark Silverman (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its final rule for the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) in November of 2016 (Federal Register, 2016). In August of 2017, HUD attempted to suspend the SAFMR rule, but in December of 2017 a … [Read more...] about “Measuring Fidelity to HUD’s Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) Rule: Lessons from First Year Implementation” by Kelly L. Patterson & Robert Mark Silverman (May-August 2019 P&R Issue)
By Justin Steil (Click here to view entire P&R issue) The struggle for civil rights in housing policy has been a long and continuing effort. Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1866 over 150 years ago to ensure that all people in the United States shall have the same right “to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property” “as is … [Read more...] about “Disparate Impact and an Antisubordination Approach to Civil Rights and Urban Policy” by Justin Steil (May-August 2019 P&R Issue)